Blog Awards

Hello there. Sorry for the completely pointless image that I’ve posted with this entry. I just dislike when blog posts don’t have images and I thought this one would be the most fitting to the theme.  FYI it’s a giant woodlouse from Ikea on my head. I’ve been ‘nominated’ for a few of these little ‘Blog Awards’ that have been floating around…. The Versatile Blogger, One Lovely Blog etc etc. And I must admit, whilst I appreciate the sentiment I am far too lazy to return the favour. I also don’t think they should be called blog awards, as there isn’t actually a reward involved and it’s a slightly misleading idea. Fair enough if you were to offer me a little trophy or sentiment, but alas non of yet. They should just be called Blog Tags as the idea is basically tagging someone’s blog and passing on the tag to several more bloggers. Hence a tagging system not really an award one. Anyway that’s a bit tit for tat, I’m sorry! The general idea is that the person tagged  states 7 ‘random’ facts about themselves. So here are mine:
 *I was the first girl born under my family name (fathers side) for 7 generations, I was on the front page of the local newspaper and everything. It must have been a slow time for the news in the 80’s. And alas, they gave me a 40yr old builders name instead of a nice girly one.
*My great grandmother was from the Ukraine, this might explain that time someone thought I was Polish in the World Foods Section as Tesco and asked me to translate a jar of something (I couldn’t).
*One of my middle names is Xenia, that stems from the Ukrainian thing.
*When I was 4 I got ran over by a push bike outside my house on the way to the cinema to see Peter Pan. I still have a bit of tarmac in my knee from the incident.
*I have a cat called Kitty. She used to be called Piss Rat because when I had her she pissed everywhere and resembled a black and white rat.
*I’m actually 26, not 12 as my appearance would lead you to believe.
*My first job when leaving school was for a Labour MP. When I say job, I mean they gave me my own office which I fell asleep in daily and did minimal work. It was a time before I had political beliefs and if I had known then what I’d known now the time would have been better spent…. sleeping more.
I think that’s about it. I guess it’s more of a ‘getting to know me’ thing than anything. Enjoy!
I also won’t tag any blogs as the ones I would recommend to follow would probably be the ones who comment the most, so yeah, leave your link below and the person who comments after you MUST follow your blog, how’s about that? Comment tag!


  1. April 30, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    This is actually a really cute idea! Your random facts are awesome, I wish I had the imagination to call my pets something like Piss Rat. Instead, my dog is called Trudi…
    Also I visited Ukraine when I was 14 and this was the year I discovered Chanel perfume! Great place 😛

  2. April 27, 2012 / 10:23 pm

    Im loving the random image in this post…but seriously what is that on your head…..some form of sea creature??

    Yeah i never quite got the whole blog award thing really either…a bit of tagging back and forth is much more friendly….Good idea xx

  3. April 24, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    He he xx This picture made me laugh xx Found you through hello cotton so thought would follow you through gfc as well x x Thats a great idea with the tagging thing – something a little different xx

  4. April 22, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Has Piss Rat stopped pissing everywhere that's what I want to know? I also have some tarmac in my knee…I was running to tell people that the parrots were talking. I really should know better at my age (Joking, I was 5 at the time…or was I?) Right, Charlotte Louise prepare to be followed! 🙂


  5. April 22, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    I'm exactly the same, too god damn lazy to return the favour and like you say it's tagging, not an award! Piss rat just made me spit coke all over my laptop screen… ooops!!
    x x

  6. April 22, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    I agree about the blog tag idea rather than awards too – makes people think there's something else involved, you know?
    Fab idea on the checking each others blogs out too, can't wait to check out Samantha's.


  7. April 22, 2012 / 10:21 am

    totally agree with the blog tags idea rather than awards 🙂 xx

  8. April 22, 2012 / 9:49 am

    Good idea, I'm not that into blog awards but did mine as it was my first award and felt bad if i didnt lol Won't be doing any more I dont think 🙂 xx

  9. April 22, 2012 / 9:44 am

    I hope you're all checking out each other's blogs 😉

  10. April 22, 2012 / 8:40 am

    I defiantly agree with this post 🙂 xx

  11. April 22, 2012 / 7:50 am

    thanks for making me laugh, I agree with you about the blog awards and I like your spin on things 🙂

  12. April 22, 2012 / 6:23 am

    Piss Rat, wow! Also, love your middle name – it's so cool x

  13. April 21, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    1. I was about to ask what that marvellous object on your head was. I'm off to Ikea to get me a giant woodlouse. (Why do Ikea sell giant woodlice!?)
    2. Xenia is the best middle name I've ever heard! I'd use it as my actual name. Not that there's anything wrong with Terri, I like that too…
    3. Love Piss Rat. I used to call my housemate's hamster Shit Bag. Can't remember what she was actually called now…


  14. April 21, 2012 / 9:38 pm

    Love this idea, also love whatever it is on your head! x